Maintenance

Toilet Bowl Goals

Ask a room of a thousand people, “What brings you joy?” and travel, relationships and fulfilling work will top the lists. Not one will say scrubbing my toilet. But we’re here to help reset your thought pattern when it comes to this unglamorous but necessary chore. By channeling the motivational wisdom of gurus like Tony […]

January 11th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

The Easiest Ways to Clean Up Your Paperwork

Whether you set New Year’s Resolutions or not, you wouldn’t mind if your mailbox chaos, the endless school forms, and the medical appointment reminders magically organized themselves. Or simply disappeared altogether, right?! We hate to tell you that there’s no magic bullet, but we can assure you that there are a few guaranteed ways to […]

January 9th, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Cleaning Resolutions for the New Year

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can often be a challenge. But, typically, the challenge lies in the scope of the resolution rather than the task itself. This year, what about focusing your efforts on five cleaning resolutions that will benefit the whole household?

Schedule it!

Grab a pen and your old-school paper calendar, laptop or mobile phone […]

January 4th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Winter|

How to Clean Your Festive & Functional Burlap Decor

Whether it’s a decorative pillow cover, heirloom decoration, table runner or a Christmas tree skirt, if it’s made of burlap, there are a few things you need to know. This chic rustic material can be cleaned and remain intact for decades but only if you follow these five cleaning rules:

Rule #1:  Don’t Put Burlap in […]

December 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Decorating, Maintenance|

Can a Basket Change Your Life?

Yes! One lone basket can alter the course of your day, your week, and eventually your life! Whether it’s your favourite fruit basket from Belize, your grandmother’s treasured egg basket, or a wooden basket you found by someone’s trash heap on garbage day, you’re on your way to getting organized.  Here’s how:

Fruit Basket

If it were […]

December 26th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Mantle Cleaning 101

December is a month of celebration, where families across the country enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa – just to name a few. Decorations, new and old, are pulled from boxes and hung with care. For homes with a fireplace, the mantle is often a favourite spot for festive decor. But, don’t let dirt and soot smear your efforts. […]

December 7th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Winter|

How to Clean your Toaster

If you’ve never thought of cleaning your toaster, you’re not alone. Most people chalk it up as an unnecessary chore. Yet, toast “experts” worldwide will tell you that a daily three-minute cleaning routine will elevate your toast from meh to marvelous. Ready to up your toast game? Follow these three simple steps:

Decrumb the Toaster

First things […]

November 23rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

Get your Condo Winter-Ready

Extinguish Drafts

In a condo, the majority of unwanted cold air blows in through leaky windows. According to the experts, the best indication of a leak is water, especially on the inside of the window. That usually means that there’s a draft or current of air coming through. For a quick fix on a small to […]

November 14th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Winter|

It’s Time to Clean your Air Conditioner

Your home’s outside air conditioning unit is probably the last thing you think about as the temperature starts to go down. However, there are a few simple things you should include in your fall clean up to ensure your AC is in working order once the temperatures are on their way back up next year. […]

October 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Six Easy Ways to Give up Shopping for a Week

Many of us are trying very hard to live a clutter-free life, but failing miserably. We inhale book after book, like Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,’ ‘The More of Less’ by Joshua Becker, and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson but nothing seems to help curb the chaos.

You […]

October 19th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Organization Tips|